45 Incredible Dessert Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Healthy
After all, a healthy lifestyle is all about balance.
Raspberry Cacao Slices
Raspberry and chocolate are a match made in anti-inflammatory heaven. Raspberries are one of the highest fibre fruits, keeping your tummy happy and your blood sugars balanced. Flavonoid-rich cocoa is at its most nutrient dense when you are eating the whole cocoa bean, also known as cacao nibs—nature’s chocolate chip.
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Pistachio and Cardamom Doughnuts with Rosewater Glaze
Infused with the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean, these are a delightful departure from the everyday jelly doughnut.
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Caramel Pears with Roasted Hazelnuts
A simple caramel sauce transforms ordinary pears into a magnificent dessert.
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Meringue Nests with Lemon Curd and Mixed Citrus
Crisp, airy meringues go well with almost any fruit, but because they’re sweet, pairing them with the tart acidity of fresh citrus makes for a balanced—not to mention beautiful—dessert.
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Panna Cotta with Spiced Vanilla Figs
Panna cotta is cool and creamy and makes the perfect canvas to show off spiced figs.
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Lemon Cream Cupcakes
Delicate cupcakes like these are sure to disappear at your next potluck or bake sale. Grated lemon peel and sour cream turn these from ordinary ‘white’ cupcakes to sophisticated treats.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue
Dippity do! This mouthwatering chocolate hazelnut fondue tastes like heaven.
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Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
After trying this recipe, you’ll never buy store-bought apple pie again.
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
We turned everyone’s favourite autumn drink into a healthy cupcake. You’re welcome.
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Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake
This moist chocolate cake recipe should be in everybody’s dessert repertoire.
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Fresh Strawberry Pie
Fresh strawberries taste amazing on their own, but are even better in this old-fashioned strawberry pie.
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Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes
This cupcake has a smooth cream-cheese filling that awaits inside.
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Classic Fruit Crisp
This fruit crisp is a summertime favourite.
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Raspberry Mocha Smoothie
This well-rounded dessert smoothie offers a little bit of everything: fruit, protein and even chocolate (for the antioxidants, of course).
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Easy Baked Apples With Sugar and Cinnamon
Looking to whip up a quick and healthy dessert? Look no further than these easy baked apples.
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(Related: 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Cinnamon)
Chocolate Cream Pie
This creamy chocolate cream pie will be your new favourite dessert.
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Pumpkin Maple Crustless Cheesecake
What happens when pumpkin meets with cheesecake? Nothing less than magic!
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Chocolate Toffee Bars
Nothing can beat homemade chocolate toffee bars during the holiday season.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This cookie is every health-conscious chocoholic’s dream.
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Banana and Peanut Butter Bread Pudding
The peanut butter adds a great twist to banana pudding, and is also a source of fibre, protein and vitamin E.
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The Perfect Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie recipe will be the star of your dessert table.
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Legendary Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
These mouthwatering cookies contain half the fat of original chocolate chip cookies.
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(Related: 19 Oat Recipes for Every Time of Day)
Decadent Baked Peaches With Almond Cookie Stuffing
Use fresh peaches to make this wonderful rustic dessert.
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Red Velvet Chocolate & Beet Brownies
These brownies don’t disappoint! Even the pickiest of eaters won’t detect the beets, which are a natural way to add gorgeous colour to baked goods.
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Heavenly Rich Dark Chocolate Torte
A generous amount of good-quality dark chocolate makes this cake beautifully moist and rich.
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Sunday Brunch Crepês
Crepes are a great base for a healthy sweet treat. Our favourite combo? Melted Nutella and slice strawberries.
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Vegan-Friendly Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding
Figs and berries are a match made in health-food heaven.
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Healthy Parsnip Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Yogurt Frosting
These cupcakes are healthy enough for lunch boxes but decadent enough for a weekend treat.
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White Chocolate Panna Cotta
Indulge in white chocolate panna cotta. You can also garnish with white or milk chocolate curls, blueberries, sliced strawberries, mango or kiwi fruit.
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Yogurt and Berry Terrine
Wow your guests with this impressive terrine.
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Cinnamon Sugar Tacos with Butter Pecan Bananas and Frozen Yogurt
After just one bite, taste buds will crave this unique dessert for days to come.
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Noodle Kugel Dessert
Kugel is a traditional Jewish dessert dish served on the Sabbath and festive holidays. This recipe includes nuts and raisins, but you can be creative and add your own favourites, such as bittersweet chocolate chips or dried cherries.
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The Great Canadian Hemp Cookie
Grown only in Canada, Hemp Hearts add a subtle nutty flavor to this recipe.
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Fresh Peach Tart with Almonds and Honey
Juicy grilled peaches on a wisp of pastry? Yes please!
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Pistachio Orange White Chocolate Macarons
Make these Pistachio Orange White Chocolate Macarons for a sweet gluten-free treat.
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Heavenly Butter Tarts
These homemade butter tarts are deceptively easy to make.
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Cream Cheese Raspberry Brownies
Sometimes a brownie just calls out for a little special treatment.
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Summer Citrus Mousse Parfait
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than this citrus mousse parfait.
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This creamsicle smoothie is a healthy version of your favourite popsicle from your childhood.
Chewy Cranberry Walnut Cookies
If you haven’t tried cranberry walnut cookies yet, you’re missing out.
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Lovely Lemon Squares
They taste just like your grandmother’s, but without added sugar.
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Chocolate Yogurt Pops
This simple dessert is big on flavour. Delicious, creamy yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus and provides useful amounts of protein, B vitamins and zinc.
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